APEX 18x10" Mustang Wheel

APEX 18x10" Mustang Wheel

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Introduction

You guys asked for another production run of the 18x10” ET43 EC-7 track wheel for the 2017 season, so we scrambled our jets, coordinated with production, and we’ll be able to get these wheels to you ASAP.

Our expected ETA for these wheels is late-March, but there is a chance they may arrive sooner. We know you’ve already got track days scheduled, and we’re working to make sure these wheels get to you as soon as humanly possible.

We have design and manufacturing details listed below, but we want to call attention to the fact that the APEX EC-7 18x10” ET43 is one of the few 18” wheels on the market that can clear the S550 Performance Package brakes, S197 14” Brembo BBK, S197 GT500 15” Brembo BBK, and more! Contact us if you have any questions about BBK clearance.

Important Dates & Details
Group Buy Milestones
Payment Stage Opens Payment Stage Closes Ships By
2/9/2017 12:00AM PST 2/16/2017 11:59PM PST 4/18/2017
EC-7 Finishes
Race Silver Anthracite Satin Black
EC-7 Face Profiles
Profile 2
EC-7 Specifications
Diameter Width Offset Bolt Pattern Centerbore Weight
18.0" 10.0" +43mm (ET43) 5x4.5" (5x114.3mm) 2.775" (70.5mm) 22.1 lbs
Diameter Width Offset
18.0" 10.0" +43mm (ET43)
Bolt Pattern Centerbore Weight
5x4.5" (5x114.3mm) 2.775" (70.5mm) 22.1 lbs
EC-7 Design

Fit Matters
The right solution for every application

An optimized car setup begins with the perfect wheel and tire fitment. Without model-specific attention, maximum performance is compromised. This Mustang specific EC-7 18x10” ET43 equips S197 and S550 enthusiasts with the precise wheel specifications needed to outfit their cars with a square fitment. This strikes a perfect balance of efficiency and grip.

The EC-7 wheel includes details specifically implemented to enhance the Mustang owners' track day and street performance experience; offering further-improved big brake clearance around the barrel and a direct bolt-on with standard factory issue lug nuts. With the Mustang-specific EC-7, there is no need for aftermarket wheel studs or lug nuts, and no hub centric rings required for use. Simply put, our wheel was designed for long-term durability without sacrificing performance and fit, while also adhering to APEX’s mission of maximizing value. Corner carving & track enthusiasts: this is your wheel.

Please note, small spacers may be needed up front for proper strut clearance depending on suspension type, vehicle ride height and tire size and brand.

Brake Clearance - Spokes
Spokes that work for you

If the spokes of a wheel don't clear your brake calipers, then the wheel can’t be used at all. We made sure all 18" APEX EC-7 wheels can properly clear OEM steel brakes, spacer free. Because of the large variation in clearance needs, APEX produced the EC-7 wheel using three unique face profiles. When the correct profile is used for each specific vehicle application, every Big Brake Kits can clear the spokes spacer free. The EC-7 18x10” ET43 is one of the few 18” wheels on the market that can clear the S550 Performance Package brakes, S197 14” Brembo BBK, S197 GT500 15” Brembo BBK, and more!

Brake Clearance - Barrel
A lot of room in a tight space

Designing a wheel with spokes that clear a Big Brake Kit, is only half of the battle. The inside of the barrel needs to be large enough to physically fit large calipers and rotors. Be warned— not all 18" wheels are made equal. The barrel of the EC-7 wheel offers unmatched caliper clearance because wheels shouldn’t limit your choice of aftermarket brake kits, and brake kits shouldn’t force you to run oversized wheels.

The EC-7 barrel diameter is an improvement over our ARC-8 design. That difference allows the EC-7 to clear massive big brake kits where the ARC-8 simply cannot. This is vital on 18" applications because they are the ideal wheel diameter for performance and race applications. Without enough clearance, most larger diameter brake kits will almost certainly not fit behind typical wheels, forcing you to compromise with heavier, larger diameter wheels. Most 18" wheels on the market make aesthetic compromises to their design that consumers wouldn't even know have a major negative impact on barrel clearance. We 2D modeled most Big Brake Kits available in Solidworks and tweaked the wheel design of the EC-7 prior to production in order to fit as many kits as possible.Contact us to confirm brake clearances for your specific application.

Face Profiles
One design, many levels of beauty

The EC-7 wheel is available in three increasingly-concave face profiles; The shallowest face provides increased caliper clearance on narrow applications, while the deepest concave face reduces weight and creates a stunningly aggressive appearance on low offset and wide-width applications. The APEX EC-7 design offers these 3 face profiles in both 18” and 19” sizes.

Spokes
More than just a pretty face

The curved spokes of the EC-7 serve many purposes, both in terms of form and function. The split "Y" spokes were carefully evaluated from every aspect to ensure light weight and remarkable strength. Their curved design increases brake calipers in almost every application, allowing the EC-7 to fit where the ARC-8 design simply cannot. The unique curvature of each face profile reduces center pad material as they are optimally selected for each unique width and offset. The lack of a deep front lip and spokes that connect directly to the barrel's lip, producing a rigid wheel with even load distribution.

Hub Center
Form follows function

Race wheels can't just be light, they need to function in a high performance environment. Unlike the narrow lug recesses of most other wheels, the EC-7 wheel features bored-out lug recesses that easily accommodate over-sized race lugs and beefy impact sockets. This allows for quick and easy wheel changes and prevents chips and scratches from tools.

Hub Centric
No rings or adapters here

All APEX EC-7 wheels are purpose built for select vehicle applications, and centering rings are never required for any Mustang S197 or S550 application. All 5x114.3mm bolt pattern wheels feature a direct-fit, 70.5mm center bore.

Center Cap
A factory fit and finish

We don't reuse one cap design for all of our wheels. Every EC-7 wheel is designed to work with factory center caps. You can easily replace APEX center caps with OEM Ford center caps for a clean factory look. The EC-7 wheels will ship with our Gloss Black center cap that mimics the size and shape of a Ford factory center cap.

Wheel Hardware
Original or Aftermarket, it all works

The EC-7 wheel can be used with all OEM and aftermarket mounting hardware with a 60° tapered seat. Lug bolts, wheel locks, and stud conversion kits all work perfectly. The EC-7 wheel also accepts wheel spacers without issue. The shallow rear chamfer allows the wheel to remain hub centric even when 5mm flat spacers are used. The chamfer is deep enough to clear the chamfered lip found on some aftermarket spacers that would typically cause improper seating of the wheel and, therefore, wheel vibration.

TPMS Sensors
They all fit

TPMS sensors, which monitor tire pressure, are one piece of technology that can't be compromised. The attention to OEM compatibility on the EC-7 wheel doesn't end with center caps. All APEX wheels accept OEM and aftermarket equivalent TPMS sensors, and any standard sized metal or rubber valve stem.

EC-7 Manufacturing

Flow Forming
Benefits of forging, without the pain

All APEX wheels, including the EC-7 wheel, are produced using the Flow-Forming technique. This process significantly reduces weight in the barrel, which has the greatest impact on rotational mass. During the manufacturing process, rollers apply high pressure to the inner barrel, compressing the aluminum into it's final shape. This effectively eliminates porosity and aligns the grain structure of the metal, which increases tensile strength. The end result of the Flow-Forming process is a light-weight and extremely strong barrel that equals that of a traditional forged wheel at a fraction of the cost.

Testing & Certifications
We break a lot of wheels

Computer simulated stress tests are no match for real world testing when designing a light-weight wheel that will see extreme loads. All APEX wheels are crush and load tested to exceed JWL standards and those results are independently tested in Japan by the 3rd party government agency known as the VIA. Countless wheel companies falsely claim they are tested and certified by the VIA, and so they lack the certificates to prove it. We test and certify each and every design, diameter, width, and offset, separately. We publicly list all our VIA registration numbers which are on file with the VIA for confirmation. Don't trust brands that claim testing, but can't provide verifiable registration numbers.

Weight & Strength Optimization
It’s all in the details

Various design features were implemented to ensure that the EC-7 wheel design was as light, but had even more strength to handle the abuses experienced in endurance racing. We began with a beefy, multi-spoke, one-piece design. We built and test this wheel with even higher load rating requirements. We added reliefs in the mounting pad to remove weight between lug holes, where we could safely save weight. The design was then run through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to further optimize the spoke and barrel design. The result is a lightweight wheel with extra strength in all the right places. Use the EC-7 with confidence is over built for both street and track.

Finishes
Because being faster is just not enough

The EC-7 wheel is available in multiple finishes. All APEX wheels are finished using a comprehensive multi-stage liquid paint system over a powder coated base coat. Standard finishes include gloss-metallic finishes, and semi-gloss or matte finishes.

Often overlooked, painted or powder coated lug hole seats can cause hardware to loosen or begin the spread of paint chipping to more visible sections. The coating process of the EC-7 leaves lug holes, center bores and mounting pads untouched, which ensures proper fit and torque values.

Warranty
A wheel you can depend on

All APEX wheels are backed by a 2 year structural warranty and a 1 year finish warranty to the original. This warranty guarantees that all APEX wheels will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and paint finish under normal and reasonable use.

Vendor Contact Information - APEX Race Parts

Have questions about this product? Contact the knowledgeable product experts at APEX Race Parts.

On-Car Gallery
S550 Mustang
Wheels Tires Suspension Modifications
Satin Black EC-7 18x10" ET43 295/40-18 Hoosiers aFe/Pfadt Coilovers 1/2" spacer up front
Recommended: 3/4" spacer for extra clearance

Updates

UPDATE: Apr 19, 2017

The wait is officially over! We are excited to announce that the APEX EC-7 18x10” Mustang wheels have arrived at the APEX facility, and are now available for immediate purchase through the APEX website. After fulfilling all of the pre-orders we received, inventory will be somewhat limited so be sure to act fast.

If you have any product or fitment related question, please contact one of our product experts today.

 

- Team APEX

UPDATE: Mar 30, 2017

We were aiming for a ship date of April 1st for all EC-7 18x10” Mustang wheel Group Buy participants, however there has been a small delay. The manufacturing process was complete without a hitch, but our factory did face a minor setback during the loading process, where an alternate container had to be used. We are looking at a new ship date of April 18th, and will promptly notify you of their arrival.

As enthusiasts, we understand that you may be sensitive to these delays and apologize for the inconvenience it may cause. We look forward to getting wheels into your hands as soon as possible, and know that the product is worth the wait!

Thank you in advance for your consideration,

APEX

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WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

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Rear Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43


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WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

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Rear Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43


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WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43


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WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

QTY: 1

Rear Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43


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WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Anthracite

Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

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WHEEL: EC-7

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Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

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WHEEL: EC-7

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WHEEL: EC-7

COLOR: Satin Black

Front Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43

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Rear Wheel Fitment (qty. 2): 18x10.0" ET43


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WHEEL: EC-7

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